Photos by G. Art by Mark Ryden.
For all New York art lovers, here’s a show you will not want to miss. Mark Ryden‘s latest exhibition: The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show is now showing at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea. The opening reception was held on April 29, 2010 and I was there to catch all of the action. You can read about my encounter with this amazing artist here. For those who do not know Mark Ryden’s work (and don’t worry, this art wanker won’t judge you either way), he incorporates the simple and the psychedelic seamlessly throughout his work. As you can see in the image above, a beautiful little girl is being served beef through a meat-grinder and is being served by Abraham Lincoln! For those really detached from the art world, Ryden designed Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album cover, which is something I can stare at for hours and still notice new things in it. I encourage you to check out his website and peruse his work. I can almost guarantee that you’ll become an instant fan of Ryden’s whimsical and wacky world. UPDATE: Click here to read The Worley Gig’s review of this opening. It’s a great read (and I’m not just saying that because there are G shout outs in it).
See more pictures of Mark Ryden’s work as well as a picture of the artist on opening night.